Quote of the day: "A lot of people want to beat USC almost more than they want to beat Stanford."
USC plays California on Thursday night at the Coliseum.
The Trojans improved to 6-3 overall and 5-2 in the Pac-12 Conference after a 44-17 victory on Nov. 1 at Washington State.
California -- 5-4, 3-4 -- defeated Oregon State, 45-31, in Corvallis, Ore.
Both teams had an open date last Saturday.
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